Tuesday, November 30, 2010
In 1972 if you were into the up-and-coming sport of motocross, you probably spent a lot of time drooling over the machines being imported into the states from Europe. It was also the last year the the European machines would really dominate the sport. By 1973, all of the Japanese manufactures recognized the popularity of the sport and decided to to jump in. First came the Honda Elsinore, then the Yamaha YZs, Suzuki TMs and Kawasaki KX. Here are a couple really nice examples of a '72 Penton 125 and CZ 250 freshly restored by Vintage Iron. We've come a long way since then for sure.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Stopped to see James yesterday to drop off some pieces I made for his new aluminum front beam. He's in the process of setting up the front end. I guess the front beam thats in the car now is too wide and the shock tower location isn't going to work. His new beam is a combination of modified original shock towers mated to narrower aluminum tubes. And instead of using the red nylon bushing for the torsion bars, we machined the new set-up to use the original press fit German bearings for cleaner movement. This set is a pound and a half heavier than that aftermarket beam but still about eighteen pounds liter than stock.
Monday, November 22, 2010
We originally did this bike with tin panhead boxes because we didn't have the money to do it like this. Here are a couple of pic of the first step of the project.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I haven't been to a VW event for quite a while. My daughter talked me into taking her to this one a few months ago though.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
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